Hence a punt on Noodler's "Prime of the Commons" from the UK (Pelikan Pens) an ink designed especially for lawyers, it seems. Eternal, bullet-proof "security contract" ink with the bonus 007 feature that if bleach is applied, the black element goes but the blue base remains firmly embedded and reveals the tampering. Gotcha! When I tried to research it, there was no current review on FPN.
Now, is it just me, or is green the new black? Lately, other posters have, like me, sought shades of our favorite color. But green is a bit too "out there" for a respectable lawyer starting on the corporate ladder so "blue-black", Noodler's description, seemed an ideal compromise.
Well, the pen is superb. I finally get to say this... just what the doctor ordered! Just as anticipated, the nib is smooth as silk (so to speak, ahem). I have little more to add to the several reviews attesting to its excellent properties: thank you again FPN.
And the ink is great! To my surprise it is mainly black with shades of blue ... and a hint of green. This could be the dark green that some of us have been seeking. Not as black as Zhivago. The color is ambiguous and looks greener on some papers than others. Writes smoothly and without any fuss. Very smooth and slightly wet on good quality Clairefontaine 90 g/m2 paper, slight feathering on copy paper. Overall, like you might wish your lawyer to be: establishment solid, tamper-proof, a hint of mischief, with unplumbed depths that you might need to call on one day. Tricky to convey on a scan but here is my best shot.
As for my son, he might not take to the charms of Fountain Pens ... yet ... but I am confident that I have set as good a piece of bait as I can find.
Edited by darkgreen, 07 May 2009 - 06:34.